David P. Uffens



ASSISTANT: Raquel Concholar
David P. Uffens

David focuses his practice in family law. He assists clients with divorces, child custody issues, post-decree modifications, and pre- and post-nuptial agreements. David is experienced with high conflict family law matters and has tried numerous cases. He has particular expertise when dealing with issues relative to children both during dissolution and issues that arise after a client’s divorce or establishment matter. David passionately advocates for what matters most to his clients and builds a strategic, custom game plan for each. He takes pride in the details and genuinely cares for his clients and the best interests of their children. While his primarily practice is family law, David continues to have a passion for sports law and teaches both Family Law and Sports Law courses at ASU’s College of Law.

Professional Experience

  • State Bar of Arizona Family Law Certified Specialist
  • Member, State Bars of Arizona,
  • Faculty Associate, Arizona State University Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law, Master of Legal Studies: Family Law, Sports Law
  • Member, Sports Lawyers Association
  • Member, Scottsdale Bar Association
  • Member, Maricopa County Bar Association

Family Law Specialist

Practice Areas
  • J.D., Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law, Arizona State University, 2013 (High Distinction Pro Bono Service); Articles & Associate Editor, Jurimetrics: Journal of Law, Science & Technology
  • M.C.M., University of Southern California, Annenberg School for Communication, summa cum laude, 2009
  • B.A., University of Southern California, Annenberg School for Communication, magna cum laude, 2008
Bar Admissions
  • Arizona, 2014
  • Colorado, 2016 (Inactive)
  • Missouri, 2015 (Inactive)
  • Utah, 2015 (Inactive)
  • Washington, 2016 (Inactive)
  • U. S. District Court, District of Arizona, 2014
  • U. S. District Court, District of Utah, 2016
Awards & Recognition
  • Best Lawyers in America Ones to Watch, 2023, 2024
  • Southwest Super Lawyers, Rising Stars, 2020, 2021, 2022, 2023, 2024
  • Martindale-Hubbell, Peer Reviewed
  • Martindale-Hubbell, Client Reviewed
  • Phoenix Magazine - Top Lawyer, Family Law, 2022, 2023
  • National Association of Distinguished Counsel Fellow

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Seminars & Presentations
  • Divorce Procedure & Settlement Agreements, National Business Institute (December 2020)
  • Top Challenges in Family Law, National Business Institute (November 2020)
  • Mini Law School for Educational Professionals: Child Custody Impact on Schools, National Business Institute (April 2020)

Our Testimonials

What Our Clients Say

I've litigated various kinds of matters for 25 years, but I wasn't about to even try and handle my own family law matter, especially one that was as complex and difficult as ours (moving children out of state). That said, I know a good lawyer when I see one. Not only was David incredibly responsive, but he was also thorough, easy to work with, prepared and -- most important -- had the kind of mature judgment that was needed to carefully thread the needle in our case to get the desired result. He left nothing on the table, but he also knew what issues were important and what truly needed to be communicated to the court. While I hope I never need his assistance again, should you have an important family law matter and if he is able to accept your case, you should thank your lucky stars because he and his entire team are truly the best I've ever come across. If I could give him more "stars," I would.
I'm an experienced lawyer. Hire David, if you can.
David and Ankita made my VERY bad situation in to an experience I can’t thank them enough for with the help and support they gave me. They were so detailed and helpful and above all else....so understanding and considerate! They were always quick to respond to any questions or concerns I had with details and added info they thought I might need. They went above and beyond to set me up for the best outcome for me and my kids. Not only did they go beyond for us but they even contacted me continuously to check up on me and my situation even after I moved out of state and they were no longer representing me. The professionalism, consideration, and time they put into helping me was beyond measure and I truly thank them for the outcome of my divorce even though they did not represent me at the end. The knowledge they gave me is absolutely what attributed to what became the best solution for me and my kids. I highly recommend them to anyone looking for the best people to represent them. David and Ankita truly are the best!!!!!
Fantastic representation
Couldn’t have gotten a better attorney. David listened to my needs and gave me genuine advice. I will go to David in the future and refer anyone to him for legal advice and help.
Working with David Uffens over the last two years to settle my divorce I found his complete dedication to represent my case was truly extraordinary. I was kept informed, always having a plan, his knowledge of the law was terrific. I found David willing to stand up for me very comforting. Top notch lawyer
Hired David
We hired this law firm to represent our son in trying to get joint custody. They did a fabulous job keeping us informed as to their plan each week. We always knew that their goal was our goal by the constant communication. We truly did not things were going to move so fast, but their aggressiveness was amazing. They did not sit back and wait for things to happen like our prior lawyer, instead they were proactive. They listened to us at all times and their reply time was amazing. I have to say I do not think my son would be enjoying his daughter right now with his 50/50 custody if it was not for this law firm.
Fabulous representation
David was excellent! Any question or concern I had was quickly met with a speedy response. I never had to wait more than a day for an answer. He and the team always made sure I was current with information and eased any worry I had about my case. Not only did he provide wonderful service but we won my case and more. They were attentive and always had my back!
David did a wonderful job helping my husband and I with a prenup. My husband was highly impressed and regretted his attorney choice after speaking with David (hehe). David is thorough, good listener, and simply has your best interests. He is has always been quick to reply to my emails and gave me his honest opinion with helping my brother with his divorce. I would highly recommend David!
I was seeking legal advice about getting my children full time and went to a pro-bono thing they had in Phoenix and this was where I met David. He was great! Very easy to talk to and very sympathetic to my situation. David was honest and told me what exactly what to expect every step of the way. He was GREAT!!!
Great Experience
David is a true professional. My custody battle was an experience that is every parents worst nightmare. David, co-counsel Bryce, and his entire staff treated my case with empathy, and took the time to explain my options so that we could make the best choice. What I value most is David's honesty and hard work. Any custody battle is an emotional experience, and you need to know you're walking into that courtroom with an attorney you can trust. I trusted David with my family's entire future and my daughter's well-being, and David didn't disappoint. We presented a very strong, one sided case at our final trial that reflects the hard work and dedication David and his staff put into my case. In comparison, David put together a 53 page pretrial statement along with over one thousand pages of evidence with strong supporting evidence and testimony from the Court Appointed Advisor charged with investigating our case. The opposing side had a 7 page pretrial statement, and barely over 100 pages of evidence, with the CAA recommending strong sanctions for their negligent actions and inability to co-parent. The path to our final trial was difficult, and David presented options every step of the way that paid off in the end. I cannot recommend David highly enough. There are a lot of family attorney's that will gladly take your money and work on your case, but when your family's future is on the line the only attorney I would trust is David Uffens!
A true professional
David consulted with me to help me through my divorce. He was knowledgeable, empathetic, and made the whole thing bearable. With what I was going through, he knew messy divorce and proceedings wouldn't help anyone. He provided sound advice on how to file and talked me down from making any drastic moves against my now ex-wife.
A Saving Grace
I have consulted with David numerous times and each time he has given sound advice. He is detailed and extremely thorough in his research concerning the topic at hand. I would not hesitate to recommend David.
Exceptional Lawyer
I am not sure how to find the right words to describe how positive my experience has been with David Uffens. I have been working with him for over a year and he has absolutely blown away my expectations of how a case like mine would/should be handled. He is by far the most professional, courteous, intelligent attorney who kept pushing for me when it seemed like there was no hope. One thing about David is that He NEVER MISSES A DETAIL. Obviously this is extremely important in his line of work and I was continuously impressed by his ability to remember even the smallest details. He also always made me feel like he really did have my best interest in mind, not just because I was paying him to do so. I am so very grateful that I found David Uffens and I will continue to sing his praises and refer everyone to him that needs an attorney.
Absolutely the best
I chose David solely on reviews from the internet. I feel that David was the perfect match for my case and my individual concerns. His guidance was invaluable and I was always assured that protecting my assets was his number one priority. He thought of issues I wouldn't have known to question. But he was also very patient in letting me take the time I needed to process each step to be sure I was completely comfortable moving forward. I will absolutely consult David regarding my future legal needs.
Grateful for David's guidance!

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